- to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate; drivel.
- to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
- to talk foolishly.
- saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.
Origin of drool
1795–1805; variant of driule, itself variant of drivel
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Examples from the Web for drool
So people will drool at handsome photos of him in BuzzFeed posts.‘Graceland’ Star Aaron Tveit Is TV’s Next Big Heartthrob
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My friends all seemed to drool over churlish boy-band types.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy
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He was healthy and enormous, but his mom still wiped his drool.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection
Everybody does go batty that's high-brow and studies and all that drool.Under the Law
Edwina Stanton Babcock
Drool, old boy, drool all you like if it makes a difference.The Trial of Callista Blake
She constantly held saliva in her mouth, though she did not often drool.Benign Stupors
The unfamiliar wetness at the corners of his mouth was drool.The Dictator
- (intr often foll by over) to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)
C19: probably alteration of drivel
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Word Origin and History for drool
1802, apparently a dialectal variant or contraction of drivel. Related: Drooled; drooling. The noun is from 1860s.
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